This thesis examines the early years (1921-1939) of the Smoki People of Prescott, Arizona. The Smoki were a civic organization predicated upon a perceived imperative to act within the capacity of guardians and authorities of regional and cultural heritage. This work seeks to examine the social and political dynamics that shaped the mission of the Smoki, and to evaluate the historical context that facilitated and sustained the organization's ability to engage in the politics of indigenous cultural appropriation, representation and display.
|Commitee:||Aldern, Jared, Frank, Ross|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 54/03M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||American studies, American history, Cultural Resources Management, Museum studies|
|Keywords:||Civic engagement, Cultural appropriation, Regionalism, Social memory, U.S.Southwest|
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